Stratis: (Latin for Layers)
Edition 1 of 1 Simulātus Collection Rooted in the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - with a diverse background in filmmaking, photography, sound design and visual effects - NVMERUS aims to give their audience a total sensory experience, while focusing on the juxtaposition of classical art with new-age digital concepts. “Stratis” is an experimental piece that explores the nature of duality, the multiverse and simulation theory. As the water drains and code rises from the river, it flows through the cracks. Our perspective continuously flips, offering up four different versions of the same environment, playing with the laws of physics. These worlds are closely related but also fundamentally different. Seeing them connected through camera movement allows us to feel a connection between realities that is often overlooked. The final stage of Stratis reveals the NVMERUS logo in between two headless statues. The colours and details have been stripped away and the land floats in interstellar space. This represents that the notion of mathematics and science is significantly more powerful and influential over humans than we could ever imagine.